Upton Cider Company

Features

  • Tours Tours
  • Shop Shop
  • Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Public Transport within 5 miles Public Transport within 5 miles
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Eco Initiatives Eco Initiatives

Tour details

Individuals

Upton Cider Shop opens its doors from the end of April to September, selling its ciders and cobnuts, plus other local products

Groups

Groups are welcome by prior arrangement.
Cider pressing group tours can be arranged at harvest.

Wheelchair access

Shop, orchard & press. Toilet is via steps.

Public transport

Train: Didcot, 4 miles
Bus: 94 from Didcot Station

Opening times

Shop

Late April until September

Fri-Sun: 12pm-5pm

Harvest

Cider pressing tours by arrangement

Prices

Tasting is free

Tours by arrangement.

Get in Touch

Tel: 01235 850808
www.uptoncider.co.uk

Upton Cider Company
Upton Upton Fruit Farm
Didcot
Oxfordshire
OX11 9JE
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Sixteen acres of orchards with 3000 trees and 10 varieties of apples provide Robert and Val Fitchett with their ingredients for their artisanal products. Originally the orchard provided fruit to the Taunton Cider company. In 1983 the founder, the late Stan Lynch, decided to make his own cider, and Upton was born. Val worked with Stan in the late 1990s, taking over the business in 1999.

Today Upton produces dry, medium and sweet ciders, hand sorting the apples and, once fermentation is complete, maturing them for a minimum of 9 months. Sold in 2- and 4-pint containers, Upton is particularly well known for its sweet ciders.

Visit for a free taste and a chat or get a group together. Upton also has a four rosette self catering cottage, The Bothy, on the farm.

Silverware

  • Sweet Cider – Champion cider, CAMRA South of England Cider Competion 2009
  • 2009 SE Cider Makers of the Year – CAMRA

Eco-friendly initiatives

  • Organic since the late 1980s, no sprays are used
  • Bees are kept in the orchard to help pollination
  • Wildlife is welcomed – deer visit and there are resident badgers

Trade bodies

CAMRA, NFU, Soil Association, SW England Cider Makers Association
Visit England for self catering cottage

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